Today was a very happy day, both for me and my tummy. I’m sighing with happiness, while my tummy is purring with satisfaction. All thanks to another out of the world gastronomic experience at Out of the Pan!
Jingwen, Huijun (my youth group leader here) and I had lunch together after church at Out of the Pan, the freaking awesome creperie I raved about in this post. I guess I’ll leave you to guess who
insisted suggested on the venue.
Out of the Pan has such a varied menu of interesting and delicious-sounding crepes that I once again had trouble deciding on what I wanted. I wanted to get something different than last time, and then my eye caught sight of the words “walnut ricotta cheese” and suddenly it wasn’t such a tough decision after all!
Jingwen ordered the Seared Dory Fillet in sundried-tomato crepe (the impatient hungry girl quickly dismantled her crepe before I could take a good picture):
"Seared dory fillet with pommery mustard sauce”
The salmon was such a tender, flaky pink! I could really tell it was good-quality salmon, and it was baked just right and was so moist and flavorful!
I had sort of expected the walnuts to be grounded into the ricotta cheese or something, but it came coarsely chopped and candied, so that there was a nice caramelized crunch in every bite.
We all shared a bit of each other’s dish, and I loved both of theirs as well, especially Jingwen’s dory fillet. I don’t know if it’s just the fish or the pommery mustard sauce, but it was super yummy!
Huijun was actually pretty surprised I finished the entire crepe all by myself. And to be honest, entranced by each ethereal bite, I even forgot to be anxious about this calorific meal! The only anxiety I felt today was getting close to the last bite of this fantastic meal.
Great food, great company. Honestly, what can be better than this? We had a pretty deep discussion today about happiness, and wondered what it meant “to have a life.” The truth is everyone has their own daily routine lives, and it’s impossible to have something exciting happen to you each day.
I think a person who is truly happy is not one who has good things happening to her/him all the time, but one who learns how to enjoy and be blissful and content in every moment of her/his normal perfunctory life.
So here’s today’s question on the day: How do you find happiness/enjoyment in your “boring” daily life?
P.S. By the way, for those who wanted the recipe for my apple cream cheese pie, I used this recipe as my inspiration. I did make a few changes, such as doubling the dough recipe and baking it in a pie pan, but otherwise I pretty much followed this recipe. Shocking, huh? But it was perfect just the way it is, though I was tempted to add some coconut or chocolate chips!